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How Much Chocolate Can You Eat for Health Benefits?

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How often can you eat chocolate?

Daily use of chocolate will not harm a healthy person, it all depends on the dosage and composition. The most useful chocolate is bitter, it contains at least 60% cocoa. Cocoa beans are rich in dietary fiber and magnesium, therefore, it promotes the release of endorphins and serotonin, which are necessary to combat stress. Therefore, even a small slice of dark chocolate helps to calm down and feel better. Remember to be careful: cocoa contains caffeine that increases blood pressure, and 40 grams of dark chocolate equates to a strong cup of coffee. It makes sense that milk chocolate bars and candies are best avoided before bed. They are loaded with sugar and fats, which can negatively affect tooth enamel and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

 

Am I going to get better from chocolate?

There is a myth that you can't get better from dark chocolate, but this is not entirely true. Nutritionists say that in order to lose weight, you need to spend more calories than you consume. Ate more than the daily allowance - plus on the scales. Ate the norm in a normal way of life - the weight stands still. Ate less with the same activity - lost weight. It works with chocolate just like with any other food, so yes, you can get fat from chocolate if you eat it in excess.

 

How to eat chocolate correctly?

Nutritionists recommend consuming chocolate often, in small portions. The daily allowance for adult men and women without health problems is 30-50 grams of dark chocolate every day. With high physical exertion, an increase in the norm by 1.5 times is allowed. Doctors recommend eating milk and white chocolate - no more than 20 grams per day. You can eat chocolate at any time, the main thing is not to eat a kilogram at a time. Spread the bar over multiple meals, serving as a healthy dessert. In the morning, fats and carbohydrates are better absorbed; in the afternoon, chocolate improves the production of hemoglobin. And in the evening a piece of chocolate will cheer you up and help you forget about worries.
 

Important: all of the above tips only apply to classic tiles. Chocolate with additives such as nuts and raisins, of course, healthy, but certainly more high-calorie classics. And crispy caramel and praline will definitely reflect on your figure.

As for white chocolate, this dubious treat is definitely not worth indulging in. It is made from cocoa butter with the addition of milk powder, a large amount of sugar and vanillin. In the composition there is no cocoa liquor useful for human health, and often vegetable fats that are harmful to our body are also added.

This is the case when chocolate is really bad!

 

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